01 April 2010

Maundy Thursday

“The Church does not need brilliant personalities but faithful servants of Jesus and the brethren. Not in the former but in the latter is the lack. The Church will place its confidence only in the simple servant of the Word of Jesus Christ because it knows that then it will be guided, not according to human wisdom and human conceit, but by the Word of the Good Shepherd.”

–Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together (New York: Harper & Row, 1954), 109.

1 comment:

  1. thank you. i needed the reminder... not that i'm brilliant... but illusion grabs us all doesn't it?!